Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Arrest, v.t. Formally to detain one accused of unusualness.
God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh-- The Unauthorized Version.
siesta in the slammer
Arrest: To stop, halt, or otherwise end.
Is this choice of word an attempt to subtly point out the Yankees lost? ;)
Hope there's room left for me on the bandwagon - Go White Sox!
Grabbing someone and taking them away is illegal unless the authority does that, in which case we, the ones that are not arrested (yet), say 'They must have done something wrong, they were arrested!'.
Arrrest - Faith, 'tis what the Irish boyo did on the long walk from Kerry t'Kildare!
if you have the handcuffs, i have the time
My synapses are currently being pruned. Nothing available to comment with. It's an arresting development.
And a 6x10 kennel, huh Ice?
Lots of room on the bandwagon, Sar. The seats near me are usually available.
Ariel, what have you done now?
Ha, Peter, and arrrecreatin' by the sixes.
Karma, I see you've taken the veil again.
TLP, they're like weeds, aren't they?
arrest; something some people strive for either for a warm bed, or to show that they have arrived politically, and casually throw into conversation:
"Oh yeah, I was arrested at that museum, they took six hours to formally book me and take my fingerprints. But (said sullenly) they didn't even make me spend the night."
That was an actual line somebody once said to me. I had no idea how to answer.
Sudden stop, usually followed, as Pia shows, by a drawn-out process of booking, although this is reversed in HAMLET, where a drawn-out book is followed by the swift arrest of Hamlet's unusualness by the fell sergeant, Death.
"To woo with authority" is just toooo funny!
I can't even think straight now.
When there's arrest in music, it means to stop playing.
arrest-getting to spend quality time with scratchy cotton underwear and toilets with no seat.
Pia, that's pretty good. The fate of an effective political consigliere.
Very literate, Weirsdo. You're driving Pansi and I closer together.
Thanks, JD. Nice addition.
Masil, you make it sound like a bad thing.
Arrest, n. A contraction of "all the rest", used to describe those in a Presidential Administration who are taken into custody at the end of the term.
(What is this place doing to me?)
Doug - I believe your definition is more accurately used with Marriage, (vi, usually used in the passive)
I came back to say that after the pruning, I'm no smarter. Go figure. I like your definition and Icy's the best.
This one looked easy, but wasn't.
It sure arrested me right in my tracks.
I am not clever enough to do this tonight. I'm enjoying the other definitions here!
Good luck tonight, ChiSox!
a4g, don't blame this place. You were cynical when I found you. And I wouldn't know.
Thanks, TLP. I hope they left a little.
And bless you and thank you AP3. You're a pal. I think I found tickets for game 4, by the way.
Hahaha, Actonbell. Mine was expunged, by the way.
arrest: prohibitive authoritarian event which stops one from doing something that really pisses off other people. Gives one much fodder for future dinner table conversation. More likely to occur if you are not wearing a suit.
Arrest: What I need from Marching Band. Calgon, take me away.
btw, you've been tagged! Check my blog for the rules. It's not hard, and should prove interesting.
I had minor surgery today and my ear is still numb. (It's a long story...) Can I get a free pass for the next time?
P.S. Linked 'ya. Even thought I'm not smart enough to respond every time, I'm a fan!
Alice, that was comprehensive. Well done.
Dddragon, it didn't but I liked your first line.
Fred, you always have a free pass but I'm trying to get what a numb ear has to do with this. Do your students know what a slacker's grading them? Thanks. I'll get you back next time I wade into the template. I'm a friend.
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